In ancient Egyptian religion, the sun god Ra is seen to roll across the sky each day, transforming bodies and souls. The scarab was seen as a symbol of this heavenly cycle and of the idea of rebirth or regeneration. The Egyptian god Khepri, Ra as the rising sun, was often depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man. The ancient Egyptians believed that Khepri renewed the sun every day before rolling it above the horizon, then carried it through the other world after sunset, only to renew it, again, the next day. In this way, the winged scarab came to symbolized self-creation or rebirth.
Declare your own self-creation or rebirth for the world to see with our Fancy Creatures: Egyptian Beetle earrings, cast in brass.